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The Most Common Emotions that Accompany Addiction

Clinically Reviewed By Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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ImageWhen dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction, you are sure to be faced with many emotions. While some are easy to keep in check, others can takeover your life sooner rather than later.

Fortunately, when you seek professional help at an experienced rehab facility, you will receive treatment for both the physical and mental impact of your addiction. Over time, you will find it easier to control your emotions and feel better about your future.

Some of the most common emotions that accompany addiction are as follows:

1. Anger. At some point, you may feel angry for one reason or the next. This is often related to the feeling that life has treated you unfairly, such as in the way of a divorce, financial trouble, job loss, or other life altering event.

This anger often times leads to substance abuse, as it is the only thing that may make you feel temporarily better.

2. Fear. It is common to be fearful of what the future holds, especially if you are having a difficult time beating your addiction and reclaiming your life.

3. Loneliness. Many people with an addiction feel that they are alone. They feel that there is nobody else going through the same thing. They feel that there is nowhere to turn for assistance. Once you begin to look for help, such as from family members and rehab professionals, you will realize that you are not alone but that there are people who are willing to help with every step of your recovery.

These are some of the most common emotions associated with addiction. No matter how you are feeling or what you think you are going to face in the future, it is important to get the help you need. Once you have a rehab strategy in place, you will find it easier to regain control of your emotions and feel better about your prospects of a full recovery.

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